My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a great book that I happened to stumble upon. I’ve been looking for a book that talks about life as a commercial radio operator but have found few. This book approaches my expectations although I wish the author would have spoken more on the radio operation itself. Still this is an excellent book for anyone interested in the life of a commercial radio operator in the 1920s.
Thursday was QSL bureau day (the day in which I receive cards from the bureau). If that wasn’t exciting enough, I also received an envelope with a return address of “Rarotonga, Cook islands”! Oh yeah, I finally got E51JD confirmed! This is my 149th confirmed DXCC entity.
The stamp on the envelope was quite neat with a snail on it. But it was what was inside the envelope, other than the card, that made this QSL special.
The paper enclosed with the coin says:
The coin portrays TANGAROA, Lord of the sea and one of the Great deities of the Polynesian race. In ancient times this god was one of the principal gods of Rarotonga and adjacent islands. This coin was withdrawn from circulation some months after it was issued when it was realized that it was the same size as a ten cent coin used in slot machines.
Honestly, I’m just happy that my card was received at the distant end with an address that went something like (Pacific Islands via New Zealand).